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    brass powder measure bushings??

    I have 7 brass bushings. I can't tell what measure they are for. They are 3 hand cut reservoir and 4 blanks.

    Little dandy are .804 diameter
    Bonanza is .625
    I've heard that Lymans are .870

    These are .685.

    Any Ideas?


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    Thanks. I'll have to go bin diving and find the measure.

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    They are definitely for the Pacific Powder Measure. I have three of them.

    They should be stamped on the knurled end with how many grains of powder they drop, and there will be either letters or an abbreviation for the powder, such as B.E. for Bulleseye, or UNQ. for Unique, etc.

    Hope this helps.

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    the 3 that are drilled were "custom" made from blanks and have a scribe of how much bullseye they hold.
    The other 4 are just blanks with no hole for the powder.

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    Pacific or Bair. I have the Bair and they are the same. I believe Froggie has one too. Have you any interest in selling them?
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    I use the Bonanza, and have for more than 40 years. What is it marked, I would like it if you want it gone.

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    I have a bonanza setup with a bunch of bushings . Did the bonanza come with a stand?

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    It came with an "L" shaped piece of flat stock that could be mounted on a bench and would hold the powder measure. It was awkward to say the least. I don't use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richj View Post
    I have 7 brass bushings. I can't tell what measure they are for. They are 3 hand cut reservoir and 4 blanks.

    Little dandy are .804 diameter
    Bonanza is .625
    I've heard that Lymans are .870

    These are .685.

    Any Ideas?

    As Wayne mentioned, I use Pacific bushings... I have three or four of them at last count. I’d love to purchase one or more blanks to make purpose-cut bushings for loading 32 S&W Longs with 1.7 gr Bullseye. Send me a PM if interested in selling, please so we don’t break any forum rules.

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    Froggie

    I have a few custom little dandy bushings from a former bullseye guy for the same cartridge 32 S&W. He had a Walther GSP.
    He bought a bushing and filled it then recut it.

    I'm looking through a garage full of stuff for the measure.

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    I’ve got a spare Little Dandy LNIB I bought as a backup for the one I use often. Trades are always a possibility. My Little Dandy rotor collection includes all 28 (from #00-26) except for the #24 that I loaned my brother, but even the 00 is a little too big for the 32 HBWC, so I’m looking at some kind of custom rotor for either the LD, the Lyman Accumeasure, or the Pacific Pistol Measure. I also have several extra Pacific measures available for trade, so please drop me a PM if you would like to consolidate some of your holdings... not a solicitation to buy or sell, just a suggestion such a thing could properly be discussed via PM.

    Froggie

    PS - iIf anyone knows of an available Pacific rotor labeled 2.0 BE, that’s also on my want list.
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